Dr Neil Singh studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, where he won the Cuthbert Prize in medical humanities. After initially working in hospital medicine as an Academic Trainee, then a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge (working on stem cell biology), he realised his interests lay not at the level of molecules, but rather in the study of the health determinants of entire populations. He then completed a Masters in Public Health at the American University of Beirut, as an NIH-funded SHARP Scholar.
Neil is now proud to be a primary care physician working locally, with a particular clinical interest in caring for vulnerable groups. Neil is also a writer and his work on health has featured in The Independent, The New Statesman, and Open Democracy. He has an interest in promoting wellbeing through active engagement in the arts, especially poetry and music.
He is also a Senior General Practice Teaching Fellow at Brighton and Sussex medical School. Through his teaching, he strives to promote "Social Medicine": an approach to health centred on justice and rooted in the Alma Ata principles, which acknowledges and tackles the root causes of the problems that end up in our clinics.
He cannot say no to a game of snooker or squash.